Article: My I-380 Garden: Lovely garden but...

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Image My I-380 Garden
By Larry Rettig on January 4, 2014

It was a warm evening in May, in fact the third warm evening in a row, when the phone rang just before dark. It was our daughter, Robin, calling to inquire about her window air conditioner. My wife and I had stored it for her in our attic during the off-season, and she allowed as how it was getting rather warm in her apartment. Could I please come and install her air conditioner? Being the ever dutiful and doting parent, I responded, “Of course!”

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ImageZanymuse
Jan 5, 2014 12:55 AM CST
Name: Brenda Essig
Rio Dell, CA
but...Why did the car die? A bad battery? The alternator quit? Aliens drained the power for their saucer?

As always, I enjoyed your article. You made lemonade out of lemons Thumbs up
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ImageLarryR
Jan 5, 2014 1:57 AM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Thanks for the compliment, Brenda. Glad you enjoyed the article. It was the alternator. When I found out, I was so grateful that that's all it was. I had visions of a huge bill to repair the engine.
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As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.


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Imagevic
Jan 5, 2014 2:50 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
GREAT story Larry Thumbs up We just had an alternator go on the old car we drive around town. That's exactly what happened.

Beautiful garden Big Grin Hurray!
ImageLarryR
Jan 5, 2014 11:07 AM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Many thanks, Vic. I tip my hat to you. After that experience, we decided to do the same thing you did. We now only drive our older car locally.
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.


Website: https://cottageinthemeadow.plantfans.com/
ImagePatti1957
Jan 5, 2014 4:34 PM CST
Name: Patti
Eagle Point, OR
Enjoyed your story very much Thumbs up
Imagestarlight1153
Jan 5, 2014 6:55 PM CST
Name: starlight1153 Zone 8a/b
AL.
I too enjoyed your story. Sorry you had car problems, but glad you were able to create something beautiful from the experience. Thumbs up
ImageKyWoods
Jan 6, 2014 11:17 AM CST
Name: Renée
Northern KY
That's a great example of "when life gives you lemons, make lemonade"!
ImageAudrey
Jan 11, 2014 10:32 AM CST
Name: Audrey---Doe 41--- Warren
South East Missouri
I'm a Charlie's girl, too!
Glad I read further and found out what was wrong with the car! You write very well, write some more for us, please!
ImageLarryR
Jan 15, 2014 8:44 PM CST
Name: Larry Rettig
South Amana, IA
Thanks for those kind comments, Patti, Star, Renée, and Audrey. I tip my hat to you.

Audrey, I'll be writing more articles here, but if you'd like to read a whole book, I've written one. It was recently published by The University of Iowa Press and is called "Gardening the Amana Way." I was honored to have it featured on the Chicago Botanical Garden's website. It has also received a 5 star review on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Lawrence-L.-Rettig/e/B00E6H5MYC
Cottage-in-the-Meadow Gardens: Come on in and take the tour! Check out the photos!
As a gardener: When planning for a year, I plant corn. When planning for decades, I plant trees. When planning for life, I train and educate people.


Website: https://cottageinthemeadow.plantfans.com/
ImageAudrey
Jan 15, 2014 10:00 PM CST
Name: Audrey---Doe 41--- Warren
South East Missouri
I'm a Charlie's girl, too!
Congratulations, Larry!
Imagevic
Jan 16, 2014 4:01 AM CST
Name: Vicki
North Carolina
It's a great book too. Lots of interesting information along with lots of photo's and Larry's dear wife shares many of her recipes which is always a bonus, eh?

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